In this article, we are going to give you the ultimate guide to cricket batting against the Yorker. Through this guide, you will get to know about all the ways to do batting against the Yorker. It might be difficult for a batsman to face a Yorker, but the key to succeeding is to establish your control and power. Keep your calm and don’t let the bowler see you as nervous.
You’ll need to make fast movements in order to make effective and perfect shots, so keep your hands relaxed and flexible. Concentrate on protecting the stumps and hitting the gaps since you might not be able to play big drives off of a quick bowler. It’s important to rely on your instincts, so improve them by honing your batting technique as much as you can. Along with this, there are things that a batsman should do when batting against the Yorker.
Things to do when batting against the Yorker.
Here are the things that a batsman should do when batting against the Yorker.
We are going to start off with the basics of defending against the Yorker. When we defend against spin bowling, we are going to look to go far forward and smother the ball as it bounces, this is basically playing the ball before it hit the ground.
Alternatively, go far back and used the depth of your crease, and play the ball off of the back foot. This is also known as playing the ball after it hit the ground.
Play the ball as late as possible
When playing the ball late you are waiting for the ball to come to you. Make sure that the ball makes the contact with the bat, not the other way around. This eliminates the pushing at the ball which is then going to help you if the ball does touch the edge of your bat.
If you think that ball will not be going to touch the edge of your bat, then you play defensively. While playing defensive, make sure that you cover the stumps. Also, make sure that you get your hands out of the line of the ball.
Drop between cover and point on the offside
Drop between cover and point on the off side; you have to do this when you’re trying to work hard to get into line with the back hip playing the ball nice and late by letting the ball come towards you and then hit the bat and just drop slightly away from you between the covering points because as much as there are gaps between fielders in the field there will be big a gap between the batter and the fielder himself.
Drop off of the front hip towards square leg or fine leg
Now, we are going to look at the drop-off of the front hip towards the square leg or fine leg. There will be a big gap especially if the ball is moving around a bit. You have to make sure that you work hard to get your front tip into line while letting the ball come onto the bat and then just letting it roll off the bat and into that space. This is a very safe option that can really maximize the scoring potential.
Hitting the Sweep shot
Now, we are going to talk about the hitting sweep shot. A sweep shot can be done off by the front or the back foot. You have to get into line and hit through the line of the ball through the gap between the backward point and extra cover. The gap will be fairly big so you just need to make sure that you have decent enough contact with the ball to hit a sweep shot.
Regular batting practice can improve your batting skills against the Yorker. To enhance your hand-eye coordination, have your partner bowl Yorker. You have to pay close attention to when the bowler releases the ball and how it lands on the smaller target.
The smaller ball might represent how challenging it is to bat against a quick bowler. Find a thinner cricket bat if you can to make the game more challenging.
So, this is all for this article. There is no doubt that playing against the Yorker is difficult for any batsman, but with proper guidance and regular practice, any batsman can handle the Yorker ball and can score a good amount of runs. We hope this guide was helpful and informative for you.